Netflix is building up a surprisingly Live-Action TV series based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s exemplary manga series Yu Yu Hakusho.
This announcement comes with the graciousness of a post to the authority @NXOnNetflix Twitter account. “When Yusuke dies saving another’s life, he’ll embark on a journey across the world of humans, spirits, and demons to return to the land of the living,” the post reads. “Yoshihiro Togashi’s legendary manga Yu Yu Hakusho will be a live-action series on Netflix!” Netflix Contents Acquisition Director Kazutaka Sakamoto will executive produce the project, with Akira Morii producing for Robot Communications.
Kazutaka Sakamoto, Director of Content Acquisition at Netflix, is filling in as executive producer on the series, with Teru Morii as producer. ROBOT is working on the creation close by Netflix on arranging and production.
The series follows Yusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old delinquent who habitually gets involved in street fights. Yusuke is killed when he pushes a child out of the way of an oncoming car and is struck by the vehicle himself. After successfully passing a series of tests presented to him by Koenma the son of King Enma Yusuke is resurrected and granted the title of Underworld Detective.